Dirkie studied dentistry at the University of Pretoria South Africa and graduated in 2005. After her studies Dirkie did a year in community dentistry before opening her own practice, working as the principal dentist for several years.
In 2012 Dirkie and her family decided to immigrate to Australia. Calling South Australia home, Dirkie started working with the South Australian Dental Service for some time. 2016 Dirkie felt time for change and joined the team at Dr S John Edwards Family Dental.
Now Australian Citizens Dirkie, husband Riaan and three young children built a lovely home on acreage just out of Victor Harbor. If there is any time left in the day Dirkie enjoys playing tennis, paddle boarding or just relaxing with a good book.
John studied dentistry at Adelaide University, and graduated in 1983. After his studies he worked one day a week at Glenelg, and the balance in Victor Harbor, where he lived.
John’s drive to deliver exciting, best practice dentistry has seen him continue his education to enable him to deliver new, proven technological procedures and techniques that ensure gentle, minimal discomfort, most aesthetic, long lasting treatments.
John’s motto for life and work is:
"If you are going to do something, do it once, do it BEST "
John’s work ethic, compassion, and quality workmanship have earned him the highest, most respected reputation possible in the dental profession.
Outside of work, both John and Pauline have been involved with three decades of community service in Victor Harbor through service club and sporting club memberships, and mentorship.
John and Pauline have 4 adult children, who grew up in Victor Harbor.
John’s hobbies include cooking, gardening and wine making.